It hasn't even been a day since the Nikon D4s was released and we're already seeing pixel-peeping side-by-side comparisons of it and the D4. First reported on Nikon Rumors, the site ClubSNAP posted a comparison of files from the D4 and its successor at extremely high ISO. Judging by these high ISO images we can expect some really awesome low-light performance out of Nikon's new flagship model.
Even at ISO 25,600 the D4s is producing usable files with a noticeable improvement over the D4 and at 51,200 the improvement is even more pronounced. While I wouldn't recommend keeping yours set there all the time, it's certainly nice to have the option.
The test goes all the way up to an astonishing ISO 409,600. While the image looks quite a bit like a Georges Seurat painting, at this sensitivity the D4s can practically shoot in the dark.
What does this increased ISO performance mean for Nikon and your photography? Tell us in the comments below.
[Via Nikon Rumors]